Mental and behavioral health
Some 20% of Minnesotans live with a mental illness. Nearly 75% of mental health care is delivered in community settings. Hospitals are dedicated to fighting stigma and providing the most appropriate care to patients with mental illnesses, substance use disorders and co-occurring conditions.
Working with its Mental Health and Addiction Committee, MHA has partnered with members and mental health stakeholders to improve the quality of mental health care and identify needs in the system to ensure that people experiencing mental illnesses receive the right care in the right setting.
Helping find appropriate care
Minnesota’s hospitals and health systems serve thousands of patients with mental health and addiction treatment needs. MHA has partnered with the state of Minnesota to create and maintain Minnesota Mental Health Access, an online tool to help providers locate available, appropriate mental health services.
Suicide is a major public health
concern. According to the CDC, over 48,000 people died by suicide in the United
States in 2018; it is the 10th leading cause of death overall.
The MHA Mental Health and Addiction Committee has developed an adult inpatient suicide and self-harm prevention road map based on
evidence-based best practices. The road map includes resources and validated tools for systemwide safety that aim to keep patients safe from harm.